Another practice at Mattos Filho that continues to grow is Infrastructure. Leader in oil and natural gas and in project finance matters, the firm last year expanded this practice to include matters related to electricity, logistics (roads, ports, airports and railways) and sanitation.

In 2014, the firm worked as the exclusive adviser to Petrobras in its divestment program, counseled the Japanese multinational, Mitsui, in its partnership with Odebrecht TransPort (a deal estimated to be worth R$5 billion), and assisted steel mill company Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém in obtaining USD 900 million in funding.

The Infrastructure team is currently advising clients in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program to overhaul public lighting in the city of São Paulo, one of the world’s largest PPP deals in this sector.

Last year, Fabiano Ricardo Luz de Brito, an expert in the Brazilian electricity sector, became a new partner of the firm.